How The New Approach To Waste Management Affects Obligated Printing Industry Producers

How The New Approach To Waste Management Affects Obligated Printing Industry Producers

Printing SA will explain the mandatory Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) outlined in the National Environmental Management: Waste Act during a webinar on Tuesday, 20 April. Draft amendments to the regulations and notices regarding EPR have been published. The implementation of the EPR Regulations was postponed to 5 May 2021 to address concerns raised by affected producers.

Draft regulations on Section 18 Regulations to the National Environmental Management: Waste Act were published on 19 March 2021 for the third time. The first regulations were published on 5 November 2020, and on 15 January 2021. The amended Regulations and notices regarding Extended Producer Responsibility were published, postponing the effective date by six months.

The regulations outline a new approach to waste management in South Africa and will contribute significantly to the diversion of waste from landfills. An EPR scheme is a policy approach under which producers are given the end-of-life financial, administrative and operational responsibility for their products put on the market. Register for the webinar to find out if your company is an obligated producer (brand owners, manufacturers, importers, converters and retailers) of listed products to take back and recycle their products at the end of their useful lives. The webinar will help you understand the intention of the regulation and what the obligatory requirements are.

A PRO is an organisation that assists producers meet their extended producer responsibility targets through various key stakeholders within the value chain in the country. The PRO is responsible for setting up and managing the value chain mechanisms for the targeted waste material and to create awareness for the recycling of all waste. The webinar panel of PRO’s will present their frameworks and give insight into their registration, collection processes and fees.

Host: Dr Abdool Majid Mahomed, CEO of Printing SA


– Francois Marais, Business Development Manager of Fibre Circle, a Producer Responsibility Organisation representing paper and the paper packaging sector.
– Anben Pillay, Director of Waste Policy and Information Management for the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries.
– Adri Spangenberg, CEO at Polystyrene Association of South Africa and South African Vinyls Association (SAVA).
– Kishan Singh, CEO at MetPac-SA, a Producer Responsibility Organisation representing the Metal Packaging Industry in SA.
– Quinton Williams, Business Manager at Polyco (the Polyolefin Responsibility Organisation).

Date: Tuesday 20 April.
Time: 9am – 10h30am.

Register here. Don’t have time to watch? Register anyway, and you will be sent the link automatically.

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